We all love binge watching a good TV show after a long day at work but have you ever binge watched a show while at work? Apparently one ex-employee from Robert De Niro's company, Canal Productions did and it's not looking too great. The company is now suing the ex-employee for $6 million dollars. Oof!
According to Rolling Stone, The suit also claims that the employee had a very standard Netflix queue —Friends, Arrested Development, Schitt’s Creek— which she binged to an unhealthy degree at work. The company alleges that Robinson watched 55 episodes of Friends over a four-day period in January, and that she watched 20 episodes of Arrested Development and 10 episodes of Schitt’s Creek over a four-day period in March. That's a lot of watching on company time, especially over a 4 day period.
Rolling Stone also stated the ex-employee caused a lot of hotel, food and travel costs, She reportedly spent $8,923.20 at Dean and Deluca and Whole Foods, $32,000 for Ubers and taxis and $12,696.65 at the Madison Avenue restaurant Paola’s, over a two-year period.
The suit said, “Watching shows on Netflix was not in any way part of or related to the duties and responsibilities of Robinson’s employment and, on information and belief, was done for her personal entertainment, amusement and pleasure at times when she was being paid to work,”
You can check out the full article here: https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/robert-de-niro-sues-ex-employee-netflix-873920/
What can we all learn from this? Umm... don't be lazy at work and don't steal? Yep!